Originally Posted by thatcoolguy_22
Tell me exactly what the Reds are going to do in 2010 when:
1) They realize at least 1 of the Homer/Cueto combo is topping out as a #4/5 type SP
2) Harang/Arroyo need to be resigned
3) They are paying around 13 mil a year for a 37 year old closer
4) Are forced to pay real $$ to EE and Phillips
5) Joey Votto fails to set the world on fire and is only an average major league 1B
6) Hamilton or Bruce do not reach their lofty "projections"
For the Reds to compete in the perceived window of 2009-2011 almost everything will have to go right for us for the first time since the BRM and we will have to increase payroll by a huge amount.
However with the current position players we have control over we have a 2-3 year window that is only a TOR SP and a RH bat away.
Sometimes you have to go for it. I admit it is a HUGE gamble either way you look at it.
I would prefer we trade a package around Bruce for Kazmir/Bedard and make a smaller move for a RH slugger. Go for it. I'm tired of the constant pseudo rebuild bs that we are constantly going through
First, the point of this and many similar threads is that the Reds can reach the playoffs in 2008 and especially 2009 without trading away any of their future. If you believe that, then, so what if what you say will happen in 2010, happens?
Second, odds are about half of the Reds prospects and future plans will mature as expected. Which means that the Reds will be in great shape in 2010.
Third, about a million unexpected events will happen between now and 2010, so why it is silly to try to figure out what state the Reds or Major League Baseball will be in then. I mean at this time last year, everyone was hoping that Hamilton would be a nice bat off the bench.